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2nd Annual Hawaii Island Economic Summit

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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive

Waikoloa, HI 96738

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Join the conversation on global to local economic trends moving into 2020, A New Decade.

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Headlined by Matthew Gardner, Chief Economist at Windermere Real Estate and Paul Brewbaker, Principal and Economist with TZ Economics. Both of these exciting speakers will share their years of experience and data-driven worldwide market insights with the Big Island public, a Question & Answer Session to follow.

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About the Speakers

Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew has over 28 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Matthew also sits on the Washington State Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors; chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington; and is an Advisory Board Member at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he also lectures in real estate economics. Matthew is also one of a select number of economists who provide their housing market forecasts to Reuters for their Home Price Forecast Survey and also participates in Zillow’s Home Price Expectation Survey.

Paul Brewbaker is an economist and Principal of TZ Economics, a consultancy involved in corporate work and litigation support in Hawaii. He has studied the economy of Hawaii for the past 25 years and previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of Bank of Hawaii. Paul is a graduate of Stanford University, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii. He has lectured extensively in international, monetary, and financial economics. Paul is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, and the National Association for Business Economics, from which he received the Certified Business Economist designation.

About The Emcee

Brooks Burton is the Chief Operating Officer for Windermere Services Company. He is responsible for driving company growth while overseeing the operational aspects of the business, including marketing, technology, professional development, legal, and economics. He also works closely with Windermere’s regional leaders on franchise growth and the support of existing Windermere franchise owners. Prior to joining Windermere, Brooks was the Executive Vice President and COO of Ohio-based HER Realtors, a 60 office, full-service real estate company.

Last April's near-capacity inaugural event was held in Kailua-Kona's Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. The ho’ike was well attended by several hundred community members, business owners and state and county representatives. The lively discussions followed a range of topics from local impacts of an aging population to overall business, tourism, and housing trends. Feedback later revealed attendees found it an informative event along with hope to attend future Economic Summits. Daryl Flem, Principal Broker at Windermere C and H Properties is excited for 2020. “We were really pleased with the success of the first summit. Looking forward to next year, a new decade, and expanding the venue to encourage attendance from across the island.” To help, the event is co-sponsored by Title Guaranty and Homebridge Financial Services. Mark your calendars for the event March 17, 2020 at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa Beach Resort in Waikoloa, HI. Open registration begins early February 2020.

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